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  • KPERS retirees have been treated shabbily

    To the Editor: Thank you for publishing Chris Huntsman’s letter regarding the situation with the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System. His facts and figures speak for themselves. KPERS has been underfunded for years, and KPERS beneficiaries have received no .

  • We stand with Muslim neighbors

    Rev. Jonalu Johnstone As religious leaders, we embrace “Stand with Muslim Neighbors Week,” March 6-12. The recent shootings in Olathe demonstrate the energy that is channeled into hate, particularly against people of the Islamic faith. The hatred is so strong .

  • Simulation helps increase awareness of poverty

    To the Editor: A poverty simulation was held at the First United Methodist Church Harris Activity Center last Saturday, Feb. 25. It was co-sponsored by First United Methodist Church, Thrive Flinthills, Everybody Counts, K-State Research & Extension, Stepping Stones Child Advocacy .

  • Thanks for joining us for Black History Month

    To the Editor: Bethel AME Church would like to thank the many community members who supported our recent Black History Month Breakfast on Feb. 18. The annual breakfast was inaugurated last year as a fundraiser and outreach effort to bring diverse .

  • Marshall seems to condone intolerance

    To the Editor: Last Friday I joined other Manhattanites and attended the opening of Rep. Roger Marshall’s constituent office in Salina. I hoped for a more moderate Republican who would represent all Kansans. Sadly, that was not what I .

  • Help me learn about your state

    To the Editor: Hello. I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia. In third grade, we do reports, and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Kansas as I work .

  • Let’s reject hatred, embrace our blessings

    To the Editor: Much has happened in the past few days. The devastating and horrific shootings in Olathe have given us reason to pause and reflect. Manhattan is a diverse, welcoming and safe community; however, our sense of security is .

  • State should restore COLA to KPERS retirees

    To the Editor: One of the focus areas for the Kansas National Education Association-Retired (KNEA-R) is financial stability in retirement. More than 90,000 Kansans, including public-school staffs, firefighters, law-enforcement officers, judges, state employees, and city and county employees, receive KPERS benefits. .

  • Recent tour of LEC quite instructive

    To the Editor: A part of the monthly programming at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center includes a tour of a local public or private business or organization. On Feb. 15, 21 Seniors’ Center members toured the Riley County Law Enforcement Center (.

  • Lions grateful for support of fundraiser

    To the Editor: To the people who helped support the Manhattan Lions’ Biscuit and Gravy Feed on Feb. 4, we thank you. With the funds we received, we will once again help Habitat for Humanity, Shepherd’s Crossing, the Emergency Shelter .

  • Clinic serves poor, uninsured patients

    To the Editor: I am a retired doctor but still enjoy seeing patients without working full time. I volunteer at the Flint Hills Community Clinic. The Flint Hills Community Clinic in Manhattan is a clinic for lower- income patients who .

  • SNAP is an important element in Farm Bill

    To the Editor: On Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts was in Manhattan for the first hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill. Roberts’ goal was to travel “straight to the heartland” to hear directly from us — his constituents. As a student at K-State, .


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